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Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Iowans encouraged to leave firewood at home this camping season

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources encourages campers to buy firewood from where they will burn it instead of bringing it from home to protect against the threat of insects that damage forests such as emerald ash borer. (Photo by Rob Drieslein)

Thousands of Iowans will be camping and building campfires this Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages campers to buy firewood from where they will burn it instead of bringing it from home.
“Moving unseasoned firewood around the state can threaten the health of our forests by spreading insects like emerald ash borer that live in firewood,” explains Tivon Feeley, DNR forest health forester.

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